Our Top Rated Workout & Diet Programs for 2017

Welcome to our ‘top rated’ section. The programs featured on this page are what we considered to be the very best health, fitness, workout and diet programs we’ve so far reviewed elsewhere on the site. If you’re not sure just where to start on your fitness or fat loss journey, the programs listed below are where you should begin looking. We’ve included a quick summary of each program so you’re able to decide if any could be for you, then provided a link to a full review which will give you all the details you need. This section will continue to be updated as we review other programs which are released into the marketplace – if they’re worthy then we’ll definitely add them to the top recommended list.

If you have any questions about any of the programs listed, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to help you out and provide any relevant advice or recommendations. You can also leave a comment on the relevant program review page if you’d like to start a more public discussion for a particular product. Enjoy!

1. Old School New Body Workout and Diet Plan

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This is our go-to recommendation here at Defend Your Health. That stands true for men and women young and old. This is a simple 3 x 30 minute session per week workout and nutrition program that’s designed to help people get their younger physique back. It is great for all ages, however particularly successful for people over 35. We love The Old School New Body 2017 Program!

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(Formerly #1. Max Workouts Fitness Regimen)

This is an extremely popular program but we’ve found that for many people it is too difficult to complete, especially as a lot of our readers are a little older and over 40 or 50. It used to be a recommended program by our team but we feel that now its just not a good fit for our audience, plus the content is very difficult to consume. The review is still left up in place though for anyone still interested.

As mentioned, we rate this course at – 5/10. Read this MaxWorkouts.com review for more details. It is a good option for anyone who wants something really intense, including HIIT, to challenge themselves.

2. The Fat Loss Factor Diet and Fitness Program

Perhaps the most famous fat loss program on this list, FLF by Dr. Charles has been getting more and more popular online for last couple of years. That really is no surprise with the huge number of public success stories made available by previous customers – the results really do speak for themselves.

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The program itself focuses primarily on nutrition to achieve simple and sustained weight loss. An initial 2 week ‘cleanse’ period is then followed by a less strict diet plan that mainly involves eating real, whole foods. Nothing revolutionary, but certainly effective. The thing we really like about FLF is the step by step nature; if you just follow what you’re told to do and stick to it you can’t help but get results. There’s also some good exercise and workout information included to help you get the most from your healthy eating.

Overall, anyone should be able to see great results by following this program. We give it 8/10 overall – Here’s the review of Fat Loss Factor if you’d like to learn a little more and decide if it could be the right choice for you.


3. The Cruise Control Diet

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As a relative newcomer to our top recommended list, Cruise Control has really impressed everyone here at DYH. The program definitely focuses on the foundations of effective fat loss – what you put into your body and the quality of the food you eat. Much like many of the most effective programs available for losing weight, this one doesn’t contain anything groundbreaking. What it does do however is just teach you what works, then gives you a step-by-step follow along way to implement it for the best results. Recipes, meal plans food lists and more – this program will tell you everything you need to know about eating for fat loss. We suggest you take a look!

To learn more have a look at our Cruise Control Diet review page.

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More details on The Venus Factor here.

4. The Venus Factor Workout Plan

As one of the best-selling weight loss and fitness programs of all time, TVF has thousands of happy customers who have been able to follow the program and achieve amazing body transformations. The course is designed specifically for women and the results are difficult to argue with. Check out our comprehensive Venus Factor overview article for all the information you could need to make a decision.

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More details on the Fat Diminisher System here.

5. The Fat Diminisher Diet Program

This is a fairly new weight loss program on the scene, but has literally exploded in online popularity with thousands of positive customer reviews showcasing impressive fat loss in less than one month. The diet uses principles used by author Wes Virgin which he learned in the army. The main attraction of this program is that it promises great results in less than 28 days, as long as you follow it. We’re big fans of the diet – have a look at this complete review of The Fat Diminisher and see if it could be a good fit for you.

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More details on the 3-Week Diet here.

6. The 3 Week Diet Plan

You may be familiar with this program already as it has received a huge amount of online press – mainly due to the claims made around losing weight in well under a month. Overall the diet plan does have a lot of merit, and generally delivers on its promises even if they do seem a little farfetched. The diet isn’t for everyone, so read our full 3 Week Diet Review article for all the details.

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7. Whole Body Vibration Workouts

This is a fairly new phenomenon – using power plates as a way to develop fitness and encourage weight loss. Although we don’t have any specific fitness programs to recommend in this area, we do have a section containing various whole body vibration machine reviews. Have a read and see what you think!

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8. The Diabetes 60 System Diet Program

We’ve included this program as it is aimed specifically at people suffering from Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. There’s often confusion around which programs are suitable for diabetics, so it is certainly nice to see something developed specifically with this in mind. Dr. Shelton is a real expert in this are – read about his Diabetes 60 System here.

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9. The Red Smoothie Detox Factor Diet Plan

A very simple and effective detox drink program that allows you to get healthier and lost weight only by drinking scientifically proven smoothie recipes. See our review of Liz Swann Miller’s Smoothie System here.

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10. My Bikini Belly Workout

This program by a Canadian fitness expert call Shawna Kaminski is designed specifically for women over the age of 35 who want to lose belly fat. Overall we gave My Bikini Belly 4/5 stars in this review.

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Not Recommended Diet Programs and Workouts

We’ve decided to add in programs we feel you should stay away from, along with the reasons why.

Flat Belly Overnight Diet

This programs sounds a little too good to be true, and it is. You can read our full review of it if you want to read the details, however the summary is the program over promises and delivers very little in the way of content. Unless you buy the expensive add-ons you really don’t get much for your money. Here’s our review of Flat Belly Overnight so you can form your own opinions on the diet.

That’s all for now – we hope our recommendations helped. As mentioned, please do contact if you’d like any more information on the programs mentioned on this page. Also, if you have any suggestions for alternative programs which could deserve to be on the list then certainly let us know.